Reviewed By: Joe Loviska on 11/20/09
I've found the Barrier pants to be exactly what I want in a rainpant. It has wide legs and long, heavy duty zippers at the bottom for easy entry and allowance for any type of pants to fit underneath. The Velcro at the ankles is also really sturdy, although to cinch them down tight means to fold the pant leg and zipper in a slightly awkward way. The elastic drawcord around the waist is the only other possibly chintzy feature, but I find that you don't need much to keep the pants up, and it's nice not to have any bulk at the waist. In all, these pants are made to last - heavy duty, sealed pocket zippers, strong fabric, and effective reflective piping along the seam. I actually tore a small hole in the seat doing something incredibly dumb, but the repair tape that I used to patch it has stuck perfectly, and the pants are as good as new.